Didn't See That Coming...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Anyone who has known me for any length of time would probably agree that "girly-girl" is a term that describes me, scalp to toe-nails. I don't like to wrestle. I don't like contact sports (unless, you know, they involve my sweetie and a... um, never mind.) And if I am "tough", it would only be in the sense of "determined", not anything physical.

When I get a needle, I screw up my face, close my eyes, hold my breath, and look the other way until it is over.

BUT! I birthed three 8 lb.+ babies without the use of any artificial pain killers, and while (mostly) keeping a good attitude about it.

AND! I signed up for karate classes last week.

Yep, Jason and I decided to give it a shot. Jude is taking a kids' class three afternoons a week, and he loves it. Jason and I are taking evening classes together three evenings a week, and while we have only had one official class so far, we both thoroughly enjoyed it. What sold me was watching this petite, five-foot-nothing woman use "basic" defensive techniques to take down a couple of guys (playing "attackers") that were much, much bigger than her--and she made it look easy.

Okay, my first class was pretty embarrassing, I'll admit. And I don't know if I'll be all for the jujitsu class that we are currently taking Fridays--I may switch to a different class on another evening. (Jujitsu=Asian wrestling, so I understand.) But I'm excited! It's fun! And I get to lose my paunch!

Betcha didn't see that coming! :-)

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7 comments

  1. Nice! That sounds pretty fun actually...

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  2. Good on ya! I used to do Karate when we were in Calcutta and we loooved it. Didn't continue in Delhi though :( So, hope you have a great time. I'll be very impressed if you can lift me and take me down without puffing ^_^

    Oh, I got so offended the other day because Mark said that I am not an 'outdoorsy' person. I so am! In an outdoors sports way - horse riding. skiing, hiking, climbing (water sports are on for next year). But yes, I don't like getting dirty - in the form of camping --> not having access to a normal shower, toilet and insect-free bed.

    But SURELY camping does not an outdoorsy person define.

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  3. Hey, that sounds pretty cool. I am not a girly-girl but no contact sports for me!!!

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  4. I am way too girly for karate...though I would try kick-boxing... Always cool to try something new - and I would love to find something active I could do with my dh.

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  5. That is so very cool! We have been considering making that very same thing our family activity as well. Not quite sure if Becca's ready yet...but good for you guys!!

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  6. Hey, all!

    I'm sorry I have not had time to respond to all of your comments individually. Thanks so much for dropping me a note, though--means so much right now! I wish I could have you all over for tea, or come over there, or whatever. Anyway, your words are like cyber-hugs. I hope you all get a chance to try something you've been "meaning to do" this next week.

    Hugs back!

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